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Professional Matte Prime

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Item #: 2220410

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 341 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (285)
  • Smooth (269)
  • Lightweight (248)
  • Long lasting (193)
  • Blends well (118)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Heavy (10)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (226)
  • All skin types (134)
  • Going out (117)
  • Sensitive skin (70)
  • Travel (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (136), Classic style (121), Trendy style (63)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (149), Medium (145), Deep (31)

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5.0

Love it!

By Karen

from Boston, MA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    I love this product and buy it mostly when on sale or if I have a coupon

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Loved this product

    By Christy

    from Obion, Tennessee

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      I have never used a foundation primer until I purchased this and I love it;wear it everyday!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      It's great.

      By Bev

      from South Bend, Indiana

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        Because of my light skin tone which has been described as white as Casper, I try to use as little foundation as possible so finding a primer that wasn't shiny or tinted but still worked was a must for my job and I have to say that this product met the requirements and more. I will definitely be buying more when I run out.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Flawless

        By Chelsea Rena

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          I was previously using the BareMinerals primer and I would still get shiny mid afternoon. Tried this and fell in love on the first day. Only need to use a tiny amount and my face stays shine free all day and into the night. I have somewhat sensitive skin so a lot of things will make me break out but this does not. I don't wear foundation so I'm not sure of results for how long it keeps your makeup on, but if you are just looking for something to wear to keep your face shrine free and natural looking this is the ticket.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          A little more than I thought I would spend on a store brand

          By Vivi

          from Michigan

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • pricey

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          Easy to apply, goes on smoothly

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          silky to the touch

          By sparklesofblue

          from Valencia, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            Very smooth and lightweight. I really love this product.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Su

            from VA Bch

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

              SO glad I tried this. My make up lasts all day even in humidity. Thanx so much.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Love this

              By A.Sue

              from Iowa

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                I love this stuff! My make up stays on all day even through these hot humid days. I use mineral powder make up and this works with it perfectly! Just make sure to let dry before putting make up on. A small amount goes a long way.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Ty

                from Mississippi

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Odor Free
                • Oil Free
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    This is a perfect base for your everyday makeup routine

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    Awesome primer!

                    By Amy

                    from Lubbock, TX

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                      I use this product before I apply my liquid foundation. It goes on smoothly and my face looks great throughout the day!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        Does this have a silicon feeling to it when applied?
                        Asked on 8/3/2015 by Veronica from Ann Arbor, US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, ULTA Matte Prime is silicone-based to give it a silky smooth texture and feel.

                          Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this primer okay for sensitive skin? Does it have a fragrance?
                        Asked on 6/25/2015 by Laura from Orlando, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is fragrance-free and formulated for all skin types. It is oil-free, paraben-free, and noncomedogenic (non-pore clogging). It is formulated with an active ingredient: salicylic acid. If you are sensitive to salicylic acid, we would not recommend this product for you. A better option for those who are sensitive to salicylic acid would be the Flawless Prime, which is also paraben-free, fragrance-free and noncomedogenic and formulated without salicylic acid. Flawless Prime features a neutralizing green tint that helps to cancel out redness, ideal for sensitive skin that is prone to redness:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                          Answered on 6/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this primer reduce the appearance of large pores?
                        Asked on 6/6/2015 by DeeDee from Phoenix, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this primer features a silicone base that "fills in" fine lines and pores to lessen their appearance for a silky smooth finish.

                          Answered on 6/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        How is this product different from the Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (FFFP)? Does it offer the same amount of coverage as the FFFP?
                        Asked on 5/22/2015 by CGSpring

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          ULTA Matte Prime is oil-free and formulated with 1.5% salicylic acid to keep skin clear of blemishes. It also features mattifying powders to reduce shine for a lasting matte finish.

                          Both Matte Prime and Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (Item #: 2231749) are paraben-free, help to extend the wear of foundation, ensure smooth and even application of your foundation, and both dry invisibly (no coverage).

                          Answered on 5/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        is this product water proof?
                        Asked on 4/5/2015 by hails from chandler az

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We do not claim that this product is waterproof, though it does feature a long wearing formula and helps to extend the wear of your foundation.

                          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have very oily skin will this help the oil to stop and not make my face look oily?
                        Asked on 3/14/2015 by nat from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The salicylic acid and mattifying powders within Matte Prime's formula will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                        Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                          Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                        Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                          Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this primer non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                          Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                        Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                          Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                        Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                        Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                          Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this primer gluten free?
                        Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                          Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you put this on after day cream?
                        Thank you.
                        Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                          Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        It is a good product for combination skin?
                        Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                          Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        full ingredient list please
                        Asked on 4/23/2014 by AimeeAz

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

                          Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What color primer is the ulta matte prime? I have oily skin and also redness. I have found that the green colored primers cover my complextion the best; so I am hoping that this is green!
                        Asked on 4/9/2014 by Beauty mommy from Parkville, MD

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is a milky translucent color that applies and dries invisibly. It is suitable for use for all skin tones. It is not color correcting, but it provides a beautiful matte finish.

                          For redness correcting, we recommend ULTA Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a green tint to neutralize redness and even skin tone:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                          Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How much salicylic acid is in this? Just wondering what % of it is salicylic acid. ANything over 2.0% makes me dry as heck!
                        Asked on 3/17/2014 by zoestrycharz

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid.

                          Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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